H. D. Kumaraswamy, eighteenth Chief Minister of Karnataka , is popularly and affectionately known as “Kumar Anna” or brother by his supporters.
Over ages and eras, Karnataka has produced numerous noteworthy personalities who have contributed commendably to the nation in different ways. Famous personalities of Karnataka have made their mark in domains including social work, education, sports, politics, literature, dance, music, cinema and philosophy.
Basavanna, a 12th century philosopher from Karnataka, had spread awareness against caste system through his verses. Another notable personality from the same era, Akka Mahadevi emerged as a leader of the Bhakti movement and she is also one of the earliest female poets of the nation.
Karnataka has produced a number of distinguished scientists like C.N.R. Rao and Narayan Hosmane and respected politicians like George Fernandes, K.C. Reddy and H.D.Deve Gowda, too. Stalwarts of Indian cinema like Aishwarya Rai, Guru Dutt, Deepika Padukone and Prabhu Deva are from Karnataka. Celebrated sports personalities like Prakash Padukone, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rahul Dravid are Kannadigas as well. Read more about eminent personalities from Karnataka
Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa (BSY) was the 19th Chief Minister of Karnataka. Find out more about his life, achievements, scams and about his political party, KJP.
Allama Prabhu is a renowned Vachana poet and a prominent Lingayat philosopher. Know more about Allama Prabhu’s work and poems.
Onake Obavva is a brave woman who fought against Hyder Ali. Read on to know how Onake Obavva defined the Kingdome of Chitradurga during the war.
Prakash Padukone is India’s badminton genius. Know more about Prakash Padukone’s career, achievements, and trivia and after retirement life.
Kuvempu, the illustrious Kannada poet has changed the literary realm of Karnataka. Know more about Kuvempu’s achievements, books, and life.
Shakuntala Devi, for her mathematical genius, has been called by the world as the human computer. Learn about Shakuntala Devi, her achievements, and works.
Vinayaka Krishna Gokak or V.K Gokak is a renowned essay writer and scholar. Know more about Vinayaka Krishna Gokak’s career and achievements.
Gururaj Deshpande, an entrepreneur born in Hubli is best known for Sycamore Networks. Know about Gururaj Deshpande and his achievements.
K. S. Ashwath is a veteran Kannada actor who won many prestigious awards. K. S. Ashwath was awarded the honorary Doctorate. Know more about K. S. Ashwath.